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In Memoriam

Kingsley Elder Jr., who taught physics at RIT for 26 years before retiring in 1991, died June 30, 2008. . . . Vincent Frattle, an operating engineer in Facilities Management Services, died May 31, 2008. Mr. Frattle, an 18-year employee of RIT, was 52. . . . Robert Howie, a 2007 RIT retiree from Campus Connections bookstore, died Aug. 6, 2008. . . . Alan Hu, professor of civil engineering technology at RIT from 1973 until 1986, died July 14, 2008. . . . Harold Kentner, RIT professor emeritus and assistant dean of the College of Continuing Education, died July 15, 2008. He authored the proposal that brought the National Technical Institute for the Deaf to RIT. . . . Arthur Kovacs, professor and head of the RIT physics department for more than 20 years, died June 13, 2008. . . . Robert Tompkins, a faculty member of the School of Printing for 28 years who retired in 1989, died July 28, 2008. . . . . Renan Turkman, professor of microelectronic and electrical engineering, died June 15, 2008. Professor Turkman joined RIT in 1983. He was injured in an accident in March 2001 and had been hospitalized since then. . . . Margaret Ruffing, a retiree of the School of Hospitality and Service Management, died April 1, 2008. She worked at RIT from 1971 to 1995. . . . Carol Stuckless, an NTID retiree, died April 28, 2008. She served as special assistant to the vice president until 1997. Her husband, Edward Stuckless, is also an RIT retiree. . . . Colleen Wilson, former parking services manager, died March 12, 2008. . . . Richard VanDuser of RIT’s Facilities Management Services, died June 3, 2008. He joined RIT in 1981. . . . Sue Wilshaw, a 2003 RIT retiree from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences’ dean’s office, died June 28, 2008.